Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 20, 2011

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 20, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | A&E – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Storage Wars
– Back-to-back episodes kick off the surprise hit’s second season, which includes bespectacled Barry taking a member of Aerosmith to an auction. I loved the show in its first season, so here’s hoping it hasn’t lost its charms now that the “stars” of the show are, well, stars. Reality TV stars, but still.

9PM | LIFETIME
Roseanne’s Nuts
Roseanne gets another shot at the national anthem – remember her last one? – for a local softball game in Hawaii.

9PM | USA
Royal Pains
– Hank and Evan head to Florida for Eddie’s (Henry Winkler) parole hearing. Free Fonzie!

9:30PM | DIY – SERIES PREMIERE
Hollywood Hi-Tech
– The new series chronicles techie renovations in celeb homes. First up: Entourage star Kevin Connolly and his cool home theater, with raised seating, an HD projector and a 110-inch screen.

10PM | FX
Rescue Me
– Lou faces the big FDNY physical, while Tommy faces – not well – the news that Jimmy is featured in a 9/11 documentary. Meanwhile, anyone but me wishing the show had ended when Uncle Teddy shot Tommy in the bar at the end of season five? Wouldn’t that have been the perfect ending to the series? This season … chipping away at what has been, at times, a really terrific show.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Restaurant: Impossible
Chef Robert Irvine tries to help a sweet little South Carolina restaurant called Sweet Tea. The name alone would make me try it at least once.

10PM | TRUTV – SERIES PREMIERE
South Beach Tow
– The newly-single Jennifer Lopez is a producer on this new reality series, which follows a family who runs a tow-truck business in Florida.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
- Famous Food (8PM, VH1) moves to Wednesday night, and in spite of my better judgment, I’m probably gonna TiVo it;
- Anya celebrates her 18th birthday on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
- Kathy Najimy guest stars as a judge who put Franklin & Bash (9PM, TNT) on house arrest because of their courtroom antics;
- New Damages on DirecTV (10PM);
- Doris Roberts guest stars as Elka’s rival on Hot in Cleveland (10PM, TV Land);
- Adam tries to hook up with Jenn on Real World/Road Rules: The Challenge: Rivals (10PM, MTV);
- Michael Ian Black and S. Epatha Merkerson are among the guests at Rocco’s Dinner Party (10PM, Bravo);
- On Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? (10PM, ID), a wife finds out her cop spouse is a serial rapist;
- Andy Richter guests on Jon Benjamin Has a Van (10:30PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
-
Conan (11PM, TBS): Justin Timberlake;
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Steve Carell;
- The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Michael Sandel;
- The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Jeremy Piven and Cee-Lo Green;
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Daniel Craig and Gavin DeGraw;
- Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Michael Rapaport;
- Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): John Stamos and Owl City;
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ryan Gosling and Andy Cohen;
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Breckin Meyer;
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Janelle Monae (REPEAT).

 

Leave a comment

Never miss a post!
Via RSS | Via e-mail

Follow Us

Follow @TVScreener on Twitter

    Archives

    Latest interview

    Talkin’ With … ‘Wilfred’ Star Jason Gann About Season 2

    Charlie Sheen, Russell Brand and Louis C.K. are getting most of the attention, but I’m most excited that one of the best new shows of last TV season — Wilfred – returns for its second season on FX tonight (10PM ET). Season one of the series ended with a cliffhanger — had Ryan (Elijah Wood) […]

    Recent comments

    cp.media.mit.edu on Channel Surfing – October 22, 2009

    I absolutely love your blog and find the......continue

    blog on REVIEW: ’10 Things I Hate About You’

    The best part of working online is that I am......continue

    Eden on Talkin’ With … ‘Psych’ Star James Roday

    Yeah I agree Mentalist with......continue